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Main Title Review and evaluation of available techniques for determining persistence and routes of degradation of chemical substances in the environment /
Author Howard, P. H. ; Saxena, J. ; Durkin, P. R. ; Ou., L. T.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Howard, P. H.
CORP Author Syracuse University. Research Corporation.; United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Toxic Substances.
Publisher Syracuse University Research Corp. ; Distributed by National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1975
Report Number EPA/560-5-75-006; SURC-TR-74-577; EPA-68-01-2210
Stock Number PB-243 825
OCLC Number 03418919
Subjects Soils--Pollution ; Air--Pollution ; Water--Pollution ; Biodegradatie
Additional Subjects Soil--Pollution ; Air--Pollution ; Water--Pollution ; Air pollution ; Water pollution ; Biodeterioration ; Decomposition ; Reviews ; Water analysis ; Water pollution detection ; Photochemical reactions ; Polymers ; Chemical analysis ; Measurement ; Metabolism ; Indicator species ; Gas analysis ; Plastics ; Sewage ; Soil chemistry ; Chemical reactions ; Molecular structure ; Absorption(Biology) ; Residues ; Bioaccumulation
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD  EPA 560-5-75-006 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 09/22/2014
EKBD  EPA-560/5-75-006 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 05/30/2003
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 560-5-75-006 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD RPS EPA 560-5-75-006 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 11/30/2016
ELBD  EPA 560-5-75-006 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 12/21/2018
NTIS  PB-243 825 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xvii, 549 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
This report reviews and evaluates the present state of techniques which have been used to determine the environmental persistence (biological, chemical and photochemical degradation) and routes of degradation of chemicals released in the environment by human activities. The techniques that were identified were reviewed and then evaluated for their ability to simulate natural environmental conditions, convenience of procedure, time requirements, necessary equipment and reproducibility. The ultimate evaluation was based on how well the methods have worked with well-known environmental contaminants. A Cost analysis of the test methods was undertaken to determine the feasibility of comprehensive screening of chemicals for environmental persistence. A relationship between chemical structure and environmental persistence is presented and some theoretical grounds for such correlations are discussed. An Attempt has been made to categorize chemicals for their suitability to various test methods based on consideration of physiochemical properties, toxicity, environmental release factors and commercial economic factors.
"EPA/560-5-75-006." "May 1975." Includes bibliographical references (pages 487-549).